August 9, 2003
Keep an eye on ... What to look for in the Ravens' preseason opener tonight: Position Wide receiver. Travis Taylor and Frank Sanders are the starters, and No. 3 wide-out Marcus Robinson could be a difference-maker. Robinson, a free-agent addition from the Chicago Bears, doesn't look polished in camp but he has the speed and leaping ability to be a dangerous downfield threat. The fourth receiver will either be Ron Johnson or Randy Hymes. Johnson has the edge because of his presence on special teams.
September 16, 1999
SundayPittsburgh at RavensSTEELERS: Out: LB Mike Vrabel (arm). Questionable: G Alan Faneca (ankle); RB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (ankle). Probable: RB Jerome Bettis (calf); WR Will Blackwell (concussion); G Brenden Stai (back).RAVENS: Questionable: T James Atkins (thigh); DE Rob Burnett (knee); RB Priest Holmes (knee); WR Patrick Johnson (calf); T Jonathan Ogden (hip). Probable: TE Greg DeLong (shoulder).Arizona at MiamiCARDINALS: Out: DT Eric Swann (knee). Probable: DT Jerry Drake (hand); WR Andy McCullough (ill)
August 10, 2003
To make linebacker Ray Lewis feel as though nothing has changed, the Ravens, who switched their home surface to artificial turf, left a patch of real grass in front of the players' tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium. Lewis, per his tradition before his pre-game introduction, picked the sod up, threw it in the air and sent the crowd of 68,550 at last night's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills into a frenzy with his customary dance. A short time later, Lewis led his defense onto the field in what looked like old times.